The Catalan Parliament has failed to pass a bill censuring king Felipe VI and calling for the abolition of the monarchy. Like other motions today, the vote ended up tied, meaning it doesn't pass. The votes in favour from JxCat, ERC and the CUP were insufficient as En Comú decided to vote against. Another factor was the delegated votes of Carles Puigdemont and the imprisoned JxCat deputies being blocked.
That block means the pro-independence majority currently has five votes fewer in the chamber than it won in the last election, down to 65 from 70. The five are, in prison, Jordi Sànchez, Jordi Turull and Josep Rull, and, in Belgium, Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín, who doesn't have a delegated vote.
The bill was to state that the Parliament "condemns the support and the pep talk which, in that speech, he offered the police violence against the Catalans who wanted to exercise their right to vote and who were victims of that intolerable violence". That speech, it continues, "justified and encouraged the application of repression without precedents which had to occur in coordination between the various powers of the [Spanish] state".
Given all that, the proposed bill noted that a large majority of Catalan society is opposed to the institution of the monarchy, for which reason JxCat wanted to chamber to "demand its abolition".